'William Mohr' OB (Willliam Mohr, 1925). AB, TMB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7M. Pink to red-toned blend, self, medium. 'Parisiana' X I. gatesii . Synonym: William Mohr-Lilac. S. B. Mitchell, 1925.
Also listed in TB web: 'William Mohr'.
|From Cooley's Wholesale price list, 1932: WM. MOHR. Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: WILLIAM MOHR (Mohr 1925). This strange and beautiful hybrid is named probably for one of the world's most famous hybridizers, remarkable Irises ever raised. It was obtained by the late Wm. Mohr from a cross of the Pogoniris Parisiana with pollen from the rare and is beautiful Oncocyclus Gatesii. As Mr. Mohr considered as it his greatest piece of work. finest achievement, it has been named in his memory. The entire bloom ground color is a self-color of pale pale.lilac, standards flushed darker, lilac, closely netted and the whole flower beautifully veined with deep violet, manganese-violet. It is producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. In some ways it resembles the large with broad, rounded segments of fine form and great substance. Stems strong and rigid. 20 to 24 inches. This interesting variety gives promise of being one of the finest additions to our Iris list. It has all the weird charm of I. Susiana, the Mourning Iris, with sufficient vigor to withstand the cold winters of the North. $25.00 each I. susiana, but lacks the dullness of this older sort, and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster flower, produced on stems up to 30 inches tall. At the iris show in St. Paul, Minn., last June it was a center of attraction. Each $1.00; three for $2.55; ten, $7.50.|
|From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: WILLIAM MOHR (Mohr-Mitchell '25) E 18" Cooley's Wholesale price list, 1932: WM. MOHR. This strange and beautiful hybrid (Parisiana X gatesi). Certainly this is named for one of the world's most famous Iris hybridizers, in the world and doubtless it appears in the genealogy is considered as his greatest piece of more named varieties than any other single work. The entire bloom is a self-color origination. In spite of the narrow unattractive foliage pale lilac, closely netted and veined with deep violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. In some ways it produces lilac flowers resembles the variety which are really huge. Conspicuous veins of violet further enhance this Oncolike bloom. $.50. A.M. I. susiana, but lacks the dullness of this older sort, and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster flower, produced on stems up to 30 inches tall. At the iris show in St. Paul, Minn., last June it was a center of attraction. Each $1.00; three for $2.55; ten, $7.50.|
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